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March 24, 2009 3:56:07 AM

what card should i up grade to im looking at nvidia gtx 295 or ATI 4870x2 my build is amd phenom II 940 and ASUS m4a79 deluxe board im leaning towards ati just because i beleive its ati motherboard

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March 24, 2009 4:08:08 AM

I am a fan of ATI so I will go with the ATI card.
March 24, 2009 4:13:18 AM

295 is clearly more powerful it's like 100 dollar difference between the two but you can't use your board to the full since it's amd chipset. So might as well go with 4870x2 or 2 4870's just to run amd together sence they have the whole we run better together oc stuff. Either way i suggest you get an aftermarket gpu cooler it saves you from worrying about temperature as much
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March 24, 2009 4:30:29 AM

vapezilla said:
what card should i up grade to im looking at nvidia gtx 295 or ATI 4870x2 my build is amd phenom II 940 and ASUS m4a79 deluxe board im leaning towards ati just because i beleive its ati motherboard


At what resolutions do you play ?
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March 24, 2009 4:48:04 AM

Chipset doesn't matter. If it did, you'd only be able to use those cards on CF/SLI boards. Thats the point to the "x2" cards, it doesn't matter what chipset you use.

The answer to this is whether the GTX295 is worth the extra $$$. Both cards are very fast, either can handle 19x10 with ease. Unless you are on a huge 30" 25x16 screen, the performance difference between these two won't really be felt. Gkay09 brings up a good point. Depending on your resolution, neither of these cards might be needed. If you are like most and have a 16x10 22" display, I wouldn't get either of these cards.
March 24, 2009 5:25:01 AM

I prefer single card solutions myself, so if you do have a smaller monitor, i would say a 4890 when available or a 285
March 24, 2009 7:23:48 PM

gkay09 said:
At what resolutions do you play ?

1920x1080
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March 24, 2009 9:09:05 PM

GTX280/285 is best for you. Powerful enough for this res, without spending money you don't need to spend. The 4870 1GB might be enough, but you'd probably be happier with the GTX280.
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March 24, 2009 11:04:33 PM

Just wait on the 4890.
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March 24, 2009 11:33:45 PM

Not sure about that. The 4890 is shaping up to be a volt modded overclocked 4970. If the price comes out to be $250, I'm not sure the extra 100MHz on the core will make it worth it. Not if the 1GB 4870 will be $200. This might be enough to put it near GTX280 speeds, not sure about performance/price. We'll have to see what Nvidia does with the price of their cards.
March 25, 2009 2:11:54 AM

gkay09 said:
At what resolutions do you play ?

1920x1080
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March 25, 2009 2:44:43 AM

vapezilla said:
1920x1080

Well for that resolution, a single 4870 1GB or GTX 260 216 is enuf...
But if you want more power, then get a single GTX 285...

But I will suggest you to wait because both AMD and Nvidia are gonna launch new cards, and am sure you will get a gud deal then...
March 25, 2009 11:52:20 AM

if you keep with the amd you can run dragon which is supposed to help, fps with games. Im not a fan of amd proc's myself so I dont know but with the 4870's currently below 200, i'd say yeah that's a good buy.

kurt
March 26, 2009 6:11:26 AM

sorry i didnt mean run dragon that's just what amd is calling systems with all their parts installed what i mean to say was fuzion.
AMD released version 1.0 of its AMD Fusion for Gaming utility, which allows users a simple and fast way to prepare their Windows PCs for gaming. With the press of a button, the application can be used to automatically close down non-essential services, enhance the hard drive performance and even overclock the GPU and CPU.

sorry bout that, just dont keep up with the amd stuff.
March 26, 2009 7:15:51 AM

I think ATI is value so I choose ATI always.

But one card is stabilze and more support with many game system and computer system.

Finally,I choose one card.
March 26, 2009 8:27:05 AM

stance said:
I think ATI is value so I choose ATI always.

But one card is stabilze and more support with many game system and computer system.

Finally,I choose one card.


Stance, if you look he's only running one card...
March 30, 2009 9:45:50 AM

I mean not spec.ATI or Nvidia just one card system only.
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